Duvel - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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Reviews by ommegoose:
4.53/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz. bottle.
Classically beautiful beer in the namesake goblet. A few inches of head stay strong for a while, but even when they give way, chunky lacing remains. Coats the glass with a perfect while sheet when I tilt the glass. The colors are like a lemon meringue pie in the glass.
Lovely aroma. Crisp, zesty, flowery, herbal, earthy. Notes of lemon zest, doughy bread, fresh cut grass, and some pepper.
Malty and dry, but never puckering. Just a hint of tartness in fruit notes of white grape, apple, pear, and lemon. Strong yeast profile that's peppery, grassy, and almost like a buttery sourdough bread. Touches of grassy German hops add some bitterness. It all blends perfectly.
Feel is impossibly soft, and it's almost like the beer isn't even there. Tingly at times, but mostly sits like an airy beery foam in the mouth. Given some additional time to flatten, it stays very delicate and extra smooth.
Classic beer with good reason. I loved it the first time, and after having a lot more beers, my opinion is not diminished at all. It calls for sip after sip, and is a good thirst quencher to boot. Capable of complementing meals in addition to being worthy of serious study on its own.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2011 04:52:14 | More by ommegoose
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4.75/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Very light jonquil/gold body with a crisp ivory head.
Aroma: A beautiful blend of light grains, yeast, and grass-notes.
Taste: Much like the aroma, but with an earthy backbone and almost citrus-like resolve in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: A fair amount of carbonation, if not an ideal amount; very fitting for a strong ale.
Overall: We all know that 'Duvel' is one of those classics that work whenever and wherever; cool summer nights or by the fireplace in the dead of winter - a true classic. However, I felt that it was missing an extra...something. To be fair, I will stand behind 'Duvel' as one of the "can't-go-wrong" beers, but if only it had an extra bit of 'oomph'...
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 18:46:45 | More by MV_CHI-NS
Duvel from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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